Karori Arts & Crafts (KACC)  fosters artistic expression across a varied range of arts and crafts.  Our members come from all over  Wellington, Hutt Valley, Kapiti Coast and the Greater Wellington Region. We provide a fun, social environment that encourages creativity in:

  • art: painting, photography, mixed media, paper crafts, collage, drawing, printmaking, calligraphy and bookmaking
  • craft: quilting/patchwork, embroidery, knitting, spinning & weaving, crochet, textile art or assemblage 
  • special interest groups: walking, mah jong, garden group, antique appreciation
We provide classes, workshops and exhibitions for members and the public, as well as member-only groups and activities. Enhance your own creativity by joining us!   



Thurs 19 April     9.30am to 1.30pm     SOLD OUT

Wacky Painted Sculpture $36 per child for 6-14yrs        Channel your wacky side by making sculpture from clay, twigs, plastic fencing, canvas, cardboard, tubes, string, wire and more. Then paint your creations in equally wacky, vibrant colours. In this workshop you will learn the principles of 3D construction and see how 2-3 sculptors work with their materials and get ideas for your works. Then you will sketch out designs, select one and build your own wacky sculpture. 

Thurs 19 April   2.00pm to 4.00pm  Creativity Riddles/Games $20 per child for ages 6-14yrs

Thurs 26 April 9.30am to 1.30pm  Contemporary Watercolour Skill  $40 per child  for ages 8-14yrs     Learn how to work with this challenging medium with striking contemporary colours and shapes. Discover unusual combinations that make your paintings exciting and interesting. In this workshop you will learn how to mix, blend and apply watercolours in ways that work with unexpected surprises and keep your colours clean and strong. You will make a series of 3 colour swatches to work out which combinations you like. Then you will work on one practice and one good picture using these techniques. You can bring a car, toy, shoe, plant, lunchbox or object from home to paint for this workshop.

Thurs 26 April  2.00pm to 4.00pm  Glittering Necklaces              $20 per child for ages 6-14yrs old   Inspired by Lisa Walker’s new exhibition at Te Papa, we will make large beaded and glittery necklaces. You will learn how to make beads, how to thread beads and other objects, how to embellish re-purposed fabrics and materials. Then you can embellish the necklaces with ribbons, sequins, metallic paint, braid, hessian, feathers, beads, bottle-tops and more – your imagination is the limit here!!  


Have you always wanted to learn to draw, paint, quilt and more but work during the d ay when our classes are on?  Just for you we have a new range of evening classes that we plan to extend and develop in the coming months.
These classes will begin from Monday 7th May 2018 and most are held from 7-9pm so plenty of time to get home from work, grab dinner and get out for your time.
  • Beginners Quilting Skills - Ellie Bauer
  • Absolute Beginners Drawing - Helen Casey 
  • Absolute Beginners Watercolour - Robyn Eastgate-Manning
  • Advanced Beginners Watercolour - Robyn Eastgate-Manning

More details on each class on our classes and workshops page.

Classes cost $145 per 8 week term, for members. Or you can pay a little more and join as a non-member.  Normally non-members pay $185 per term, but this term we have a special non-member launch rate of $165.  Email Margaret at karoriarts.crafts@xtra.co.nz to enroll or call 476-6817 for more information.